The “Best Aquaculture Practices Certified” mark on packaging for seafood means the facilities that produced it — farms, feed mills, hatcheries and processors — adhere to responsible aquaculture practices.

Today, nearly 100 major companies in the global food market at the wholesale and retail levels have become BAP Registered Buyers and Market Endorsers to provide BAP seafood to their customers. This number continues to grow as the retail marketplace adopts more comprehensive sustainability principles that include protecting the environment, social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability. Only one program — Best Aquaculture Practices — represents the most rigorous standards for aquaculture.